Davy Crockett: Frontier Legend (Sterling Biographies Series)
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Davy Crockett: Frontier Legend (Sterling Biographies Series)

by George Edward Stanley
     
 

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Davy Crockett was a child of the frontier, where violence and danger were everywhere. A hunter, soldier, and backwoods politician, he helped settle large swaths of the still-growing United States. In the process, he became an American legend, with his life and exploits dramatized—and often fictionalized—in film and TV. Renowned author George Edward

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Davy Crockett was a child of the frontier, where violence and danger were everywhere. A hunter, soldier, and backwoods politician, he helped settle large swaths of the still-growing United States. In the process, he became an American legend, with his life and exploits dramatized—and often fictionalized—in film and TV. Renowned author George Edward Stanley tells the true story: his difficult childhood; his time in the militia fighting the Indians and the British; his decision to become a Justice of the Peace and eventually run for the Tennessee State Legislature; and his final stand, and death, at the famous battle of the Alamo.

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Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
Davy Crockett was an American Frontier legend. He was born on August 17, 1786 in a cabin in Greene County, North Carolina. Life during this time was difficult and dangerous. Crockett spent many hours outdoors, hunting, chopping wood, and learning how to survive on the rugged frontier. Later in life, he became a scout, explorer, soldier, homesteader, and served in the United States House of Representatives. He fought in the battle for the Alamo, a small mission on the San Antonio River held by a small amount of Texans. Mexicans were surrounding the town, and the mission was to take back the Alamo. Although the Alamo was recaptured by Mexico, Crocket and the other men fought bravely, even though they were outnumbered. Crocket's legend began after he died in the Alamo battle. He became a popular figure in American history. People loved to read or listen to stories about the adventures of Davy Crockett, especially the ones about Crockett surviving the Alamo fight. Plays, books, and movies were written about Davy's wilderness life. A television series was produced by Disney called, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. The legend of Davy Crockett lives on today. Color and black and white photographs are included as well as interesting sidebars, a glossary, bibliography, and source and chapter notes. Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402754999
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/05/2008
Series:
Sterling Biographies Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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